edie feature articles on this day... for April 1999, 1998, 1995, 1990

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in April 1999, 1998, 1995, 1990


April 1999

SABINA puts waste minimisation to work on corporate sustainability

Process innovation at Burton's Biscuits has been a significant factor in the reduction of food waste and waste water involving production line staff.

Can waste minimisation help a company move towards becoming a more sustainable operation? SABINA, the recent Severn Estuary project, says 'yes'. Here's how.

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Water resources and the April deadline

The Government's insistence that water companies look to a 25 year horizon in resource planning takes the process into a time that may see the early stages of climate change. RAJ Arthur explains why the age of demand management is here.

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Integrating approach to maintaining quality

Bob Borrill, water supply process manager at West Midlands Region of Severn Trent Water, explains how the collection and interpretation of data, often provided by computer control systems, is vital in the drive to improve the standard of service provided to its customers.

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· Messing about on the river

· Setting the standards in drainage

· Pipes bursting with success

· Plumbosolvency ­ control and minimisationArticle Title

· Treating seasonal algal blooms

· . . . that damned elusive coliform



April 1998

Health and safety partnerships are the key

David Left, head of Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) Utilities National Interest Group (UNIG), explains the importance of partnerships.

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Working and training for confined spaces

safe working procedures must be followed in confined spaces

It is not always easy to identify what constitutes a confined space. It is often the process that takes place in that area and the surrounding environment that creates the hazards within the confined space reports Tina Lillington of WTI.

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Getting to grips with hand protection

A case of irritant dermatitis

Essential for the majority of work carried out in the industry, hands are the workers most valuable tool. The skin acts as the body’s front line of defence against damage and infection but needs protection itself to be able to perform efficiently.

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· Designs on heat recovery from burning waste

· Pulling the plug on accidents and ill health



April 1995



April 1990